Council

Chance to drop off old computers, TVs

Grab your old, broken and unwanted electrical items and bring them down to Jamison Park for Council’s Electronic Waste Drop-Off Day. Electrical waste can be...

Calls for more consultation on airport

Renewed calls for community consultation on the future of Western Sydney Airport have been aired amid concerns residents are not being properly informed of...

EXCLUSIVE: Liberals name Council candidates

Brian Cartwright and Belinda Hill have been endorsed as the Liberal Party's candidates for the upcoming Penrith City Council by-election. The Weekender can exclusively reveal...

Council Election: Changing dynamics create uncertainty in North Ward

Three of Council’s most experienced campaigners in the shape of John Thain, Kevin Crameri and Ross Fowler are again contesting North Ward at next...

Tree policy needs review, says Councillor

Penrith Council has been asked to reassess its tree policy in the wake of a spate of fallen trees. Councillor Kevin Crameri requested Council re-examine...

Day of Peace to promote respect

Penrith’s first Day of Peace will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 1.30-4.30pm at the Mondo greenspace (between Westfield and the Joan). It will...

High Street upgrade to be finished earlier than expected

Asking the right questions appears to have cut four months from the construction time of High Street’s upgrade, now expected to be complete before...

Emu Hall set to be given new life

Weddings on the banks of the iconic Nepean River could soon be a reality, with a brand new riverfront function centre proposed for Emu...

Double-dipping at play, Council claims

Penrith Councillors are furious at the State Government’s handling of the new Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL), saying reducing its contribution by 50...

Council GM Alan Stoneham to retire

EXCLUSIVE After a decade leading the area through immense growth as Penrith City Council's General Manager, Alan Stoneham will be stepping down at the end...

Council backflips on circus ban

Penrith Council has backflipped on its decision to prohibit circuses with exotic animals from operating on Council land. In a meeting on Monday night, eight...

Council to celebrate Re-imagine Ageing festival

Penrith is celebrating the Re-imagine Ageing festival in March. The festival is a chance for the community to get together and enjoy an exciting...

Policy aims to provide clear direction for those wanting to help the homeless

Volunteer organisations providing free meals and other mobile homelessness support services on Council land will now have to comply with structured regulations aimed at...

And they’re off: Council by-election ballot drawn

The candidates for the upcoming Penrith City Council by-election in the South and East Wards have discovered their crucial ballot paper positions today. Over the...

Council Election: East Ward provides smallest number of candidates

There’s still some familiar faces contesting East Ward at next week’s Council Election despite the departure of a veteran independent Councillor. East Ward covers key...

Commuter parking crisis extends to St Marys

Councillor Todd Carney has urged Penrith Council to investigate ways to alleviate the commuter car park crisis currently engulfing St Marys. The East Ward representative...

Cornish’s hopes for weekly red bin collection rubbished at Council meeting

Fortnightly rubbish collection is set to continue as Penrith remains a leader in domestic waste practice. While Councillor Marcus Cornish was dissatisfied with the current...

Penrith Councillor guilty of misconduct

The Office of Local Government has welcomed a decision by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) to punish a Penrith Councillor for misconduct...

Erskine Park residents prepare to cool off

Erskine Park residents will be able to cool off in a new 'splash pad' at Phoenix Reserve this summer. The 'splash pad' will be operational...

Council to spend $3 million upgrading park

Penrith’s Triangle Park is set to receive a face lift, but not everyone is happy about it. Earlier this month, Penrith Council chose its preferred...